Hai Cheng serves currently as a Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and as a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Minnesota, Minn, USA. His research career spans more than 20 years in the development and application of U-series dating techniques to address fundamental issues in paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, human evolution, and global climate change researches. After obtaining the Ph.D. degree in geochemistry from Nanjing University, he has worked successively with Academica Sinica, China, Kyoto University, Japan, Macquarie University, Australia, University of Minnesota, USA, and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. His publications are over 160 in visible international journals, and they have been cited over 4700 times (ISI). He currently serves as an Editorial Board Member of Quaternary Geochronology, Central European Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment, Chinese Science Bulletin, and The Scientific World JOURNAL. His central goal is to produce the absolute chronologies required to correlate the monsoonal variability with climate changes recorded in ice core and marine records to understand global climate change. On the technical side, he is developing U-Pb dating techniques to date samples back into the more distant geological past.
Biography Updated on 22 November 2011